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La Source de La Sorgue

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Address: 84800 Fontaine de Vaucluse, France
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A quite magical place to visit even in summer

Fontaine de Vaucluse is a very popular tourist spot and most people take the short easy walk up to see La Source which is just a very deep hole in the face of the rocks in summer... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
Judith H
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Mount Hope, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found our stop in Fountain de Vaucluse very interesting. We walked up to the source of the Sorgue, only to find what appears to be a very small spring with a beautiful colour. The spring is very calm....not what we expected. It is apparently the 5th largest spring in the world at 308 meters. The walk along the river... More 

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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed walking in the lovely area of the source de la sorgue. The colores of the trees, the water...beautiful!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Fantastic place to visit with family. There are a lot of restaurants and artisan shops around. Parking cost 4€. You can also visit the "Moulin a papier" for free.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

Fontaine de Vaucluse is a very popular tourist spot and most people take the short easy walk up to see La Source which is just a very deep hole in the face of the rocks in summer. Although fenced off for safety reasons, many people do climb down to take photographs of the deep echoing cavern where the water level... More 

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Thank Judith H
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Took a short stroll (uphill) from the city centre to check out the source of Sorgue. For directions head towards the line of restaurants & shops from the city centre (NOT the direction pointing les source) or just follow the crowd to be sure. Even without much water flowing downstream it was still a sight to behold, dipping your feet... More 

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Thank Baldwin C
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Reportedly the world's fifth largest spring, the source of the river Sorgue is quite unusual . However, in times of dry weather the water level, (niveau, on the website) is so low that you cannot see anything except the large hole in the floor of the rocky area where the Fontaine de Vacluse constantly feeds the source point of the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

Arriving by car, you'll pay to park and then walk about 20 minutes along the sparkling river to la source (the spring) located in a cave at the base of the cliff. Arrive early or late to avoid crowds. Located at the source of the Sorgue River, where the medieval Italian poet Petrarch mourned for his love, Laura. The setting... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Although this is a fantastic natural phenomenon with the source of the river coming from beneath the huge rocks, the re is not a lot to actually see and probably this would be more magnificent after significant rainfall when there would be more water in the river and waterfalls as well. However the history of the pool which is 300... More 

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sta barbara
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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice relaxing walk along the Sorgue past shops at the village and the waterwheel to the headwaters up above. We saw few visitors up here. What a delightful area Fontaine de vaucluse is!

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Thank johnStaBarbara
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

A very little village not far away from the Gordes, around 35km from Avignon downtown. The water is sooo clean! The source is not far away from the town, worth walking, but be caution because the stone there was very slippery!

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